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 2020-01-18 22:00 

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On conspiracy theories and hopelessness in the rainbow nation...

A resurgent conspiracy theory that Nelson Mandela died in 1985 reveals the growing hopelessness in South Africa that rampant inequality is irreversible...

 2020-01-17 22:00 

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YouTube steers viewers to climate denial videos: nonprofit...

YouTube has driven millions of viewers to climate denial videos, a US activist group said on Thursday as it called for stopping "free promotion of misinformation" at the platform. New York-based Avaaz said it scrutinised results of Google-owned Yo...

 2020-01-17 22:00 

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Record 45mn need urgent food aid in Southern Africa — UN...

Roughly 45-million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN said Thursday. "This hunger crisis is on a scale we've not seen before and the evidence shows it's going...

 2020-01-16 22:12 

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 2020-01-16 22:00 

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Slice of life: I'm discovering my history...

I had to quit my job and move from my home in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape — a town best known for its Volkswagen manufacturing plant. I didn't want to work in a factory my whole life. So I studied tourism and came to Cape Town to work in the h...

 2020-01-16 22:00 

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Standing up for starving artists...

Three lawyers, two of them from corporates, have set up a firm offering legal and business advice...

 2020-01-16 22:00 

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Sosela's one-stop-legal-shop for the arts...

Three lawyers, two of them from corporates, have set up a firm offering legal and business advice...

 2020-01-16 22:00 

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The age-old stokvel moves into the digital era...

Can the stokvel, the home-grown savings institution tried and tested over the ages, go digital? At least two startup fintech companies reckon so, arguing that bringing zeros and ones to the traditional way of doing things offers a stockpile of advantages....

 2020-01-16 22:00 

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Revolving door of crime and jail...

The prisons department says it has rehabilitation programmes. Others disagree, including an ex-inmate who says the only way to come right is to want to change...

 2020-01-16 22:00 

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Stokes named ICC player of the year after a smashing 2019...

Ben Stokes was named the International Cricket Council (ICC) player of the year on Wednesday, capping an unforgettable 2019 for the swashbuckling England all-rounder that included a match-winning knock at the World Cup. Stokes was the unanimous choice for...

 2020-01-16 22:00 

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Blood, sweat and cheers...

A new Netflix docuseries follows underestimated athletes willing to put their bodies on the line for their sport...

 2020-01-16 22:00 

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Farmworkers live in filth in Franschhoek...

Rights groups say government needs to intervene and expropriate land in cases where rich farmers don't maintain labourer accommodation...

 2020-01-16 22:00 

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Workers fight job-creation 'mess'...

Former Ekurhuleni workers argued in court that a programme promising to equip them with skills simply acted as a labour broker for the municipality...

 2020-01-16 22:00 

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ANC faction gunning for Gordhan...

The ambush will take place at an NEC meeting about Eskom. But the real target is Cyril Ramaphosa...

 2020-01-16 18:29 

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Why the Gambia's plea for the Rohingya matters for international justice...

In early December, the International Court of Justice heard arguments filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for violations of the Genocide Convention. This included a request for "provisional measures", asking that the UN court immediately order Mya...

 2020-01-16 15:49 

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Editorial: Corrupt, negligent municipalities kill...

Local government has long been the site of gross mismanagement and corruption. Both of these deny people their hopes and dreams and can lead to them also losing their lives....

 2020-01-16 15:47 

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Reserve bank unanimously decides to cut the repo rate...

The South African Reserve Bank's monetary policy committee has unanimously decided to reduce the repo rate by 25 basis points, to 6.25%. This is the rate at which the bank lends money to other banks, which then lend it to people for things such as mor...

 2020-01-16 14:59 

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Despite tweet, Zuma keeps silent about providing his taxpayer information...

The Public Protector has still not received confirmation from former president Jacob Zuma that she may access his tax records — despite a tweet from Zuma's twitter account in November. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the commissioner of ...

 2020-01-16 13:11 

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Angola's dos Santos family empire in the firing line...

Law enforcement agencies are cracking down on the high profile family of former Angolan president Jos Eduardo dos Santos, accused of plundering revenues from the country's vast oil wealth. During dos Santos' 38-year rule from 1979, his offspring o...

 2020-01-16 12:43 

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No firetruck to save three siblings...

Lekwa Municipality has been without a fire engine for six months — even though half a million rand has been paid for the rental of two...

 2020-01-16 12:12 

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Ahead of WEF, Mboweni will have to assure investors that the country does have power...

The finance minister says despite the difficult fiscal environment, structural reforms are under way to put SA on a new growth path...

 2020-01-16 11:54 

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'Soft Architectures' leaps between mediums and modes...

Soft power is often felt and almost always unseen. As a concept introduced by Joseph Nye in the early 1980s, soft power is thought of as a specific ability to get what you want. The ability to get what you want can be facilitated through coercion and paym...

 2020-01-16 09:04 

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Broken land brooding skies...

Photographer Daylin Paul, inspired by a former colleague, brings into view coal's devastation in Mpumalanga...

 2020-01-15 22:00 

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Thousands of students still fail to take up Nsfas funding...

The financial scheme assisting those in higher learning institutions says it is ready for the year ahead, but many don't know that they qualify...

 2020-01-15 22:00 

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When bad reporting mirrors the thing it wants to criticise...

The documentary film, The American Crusade in Africa, on Kony 2012 is a lesson in how not to fight simplification with more simplification....

 2020-01-15 22:00 

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ConCourt to rule on 'absolute right' of inheritance...

Private wills — as opposed to charitable trusts — are considered sacrosanct, not only in South Africa but the world over. As long as a person is of "sound mind" and not financially responsible for any minor children, they are legally e...

 2020-01-15 15:14 

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Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief...

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. McConnell said he expected the House of Representatives to deliver the arti...

 2020-01-15 11:04 

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Southern African countries 'struggling' to protect human rights, says HRW...

Rights group calls for South Africa to show stronger leadership...

 2020-01-15 10:14 

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Mythical Ramaphosa was a bad idea...

We need to slay the myth that the president alone has magical powers to fix the economy and ANC...

 2020-01-15 09:00 

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New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers...

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar....

 2020-01-14 22:00 

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Suzuki Jimny is dynamite in a small, boxy package...

"Japan's love of little things is legendary, with the Walkman in particular paving the way for a positive plethora of pocket-sized products; a compulsion that combined with a similar obsession with cuteness makes for a match made in heaven." S...

 2020-01-14 22:00 

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Desire's solo homecoming...

Desire Marea is no longer in Johannesburg. After living and working in the city for the past five years, the artist recently moved back to KwaZulu-Natal where they were raised. The news is delivered to me in a whisper at the beginning of our telephonic da...

 2020-01-14 22:00 

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Does Jos Mourinho's transformation have a happy ending?...

One of the greatest ironies in world football is the credit given to Jos Mourinho for coining — or at least popularising — the phrase " parking the bus". At the time, he was bemoaning the tendency of teams arriving at Stamford Bridge a...

 2020-01-11 22:00 

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Soleimani air strike: Why this is a dangerous escalation of US assassination policy...

The Trump administration is only the latest to push the boundaries of the law to take out foreign adversaries...

 2020-01-11 12:53 

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What a time to be queer...

In spite of heteronormative and queerphobic barriers South African queer artists are forging their respective paths in the music industry...

 2020-01-11 11:46 

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Eskom will be fixed, service delivery improved, Ramaphosa promises at ANC 108...

ANC president says only his party can improve lives, as Northern Cape residents lament their struggles in South Africa's sparsest province...

 2020-01-10 22:00 

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Progress in rolling out of national power grids has stalled across Africa...

There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016...

 2020-01-10 22:00 

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Modi's dangerous game in India...

The Modi government's 'reign of terror' is aimed at silencing Muslims into submission on the path to a nation ruled by a far right version of Hinduism...

 2020-01-10 22:00 

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Australia's fires give us a glimpse of what's coming...

The government is reaffirming its commitment to coal. But as the crisis deepens, climate barbarism is no longer an option...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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Editorial: We need a better party as ANC does birthday rerun...

"The ANC's long history and continued survival is something to marvel at. But celebrating the mere fact of survival is really not enough"...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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Purge threatens state agency...

The animal vaccine producer has been hit by the exodus of executives and other staff members amid the dubious hiring of a chief executive...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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Proteas have much to prove...

The netball team want to show last year's success was not fluke when they take on world's best...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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Slice of life: Consistency pays off...

'I don't believe there was any recipe to passing my matric'...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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Polluting power plant faces closure...

The environment department has lost patience with Eskom's defiance of air pollution regulations...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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Trump has markets on tweeterhooks...

The markets fluctuated after Trump last week ordered the killing of Iran's top military commander Qassem Soleiman...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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Staggie legacy remains a threat...

The Cape's notorious hoodlum was buried in reverence while an innocent child was shot during a gang chase...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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Amakhosi chasing proud history...

Kaizer Chiefs top the table in their 50th year, but there are some worrying mishaps that must be stamped out if they are to keep it that way...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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The Weekend Guide...

For good vibes and an arts fix, don't miss this...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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Learner excels after long journey...

Sibabalwe Mkungwana did not attend school until age 10. Now she's a top matric achiever...

 2020-01-09 22:00 

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Matric pass rate hides failures...

Performance in critical subjects is declining and the number of passes at 30% is a sign of the shortage...

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